Paul Colby
Melbourne, Australia

With more than 20 years experience in software engineering and technical leadership, I've worked successfully at all levels of software delivery, from bare metal software engineering, to architecting large-scale high-throughput low-latency cloud-based systems; building and leading high-performance teams, to complete management of a SaaS startup's IT.

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Backup365 Full-time
Aug 2018 - Jun 2021 (2 years 10 months)
Melbourne, Australia
Chief Technology Officer
Responsible for all aspects of technology, from solution architecture and design, to product delivery, operations and support, partner and vendor management, budgeting, COGS management, etc.

* Successfully drove technology re-architecture to support rapid delivery and maintainance, with 10x data growth
* Delivered major new projects, including new SharePoint/OneDrive backup solution, a dedicated customer portal, and integration with a second Australian distributor
* Negotiated significant COGS reduction, under NDA, with industry-leading cloud services provider
* Conducted multiple experimental / research projects with RMIT student teams
cloud devops
7 years 7 months
Melbourne, Australia
Solutions Architect / Product Technical Lead
Feb 2015 - Jul 2018 (3 years 5 months)
Designed and oversaw the implementation of MessageMedia's world-class "Next Generation" messaging gateway - a highly available, massively scalable, high performance solution on Amazon AWS, which now powers all of the organisation's worldwide messaging products.

Then went on to design and prototype multiple new products and services, focused primarily on artificial intelligence (AI), natural language processing (NLP) and mobile payments.

Exposed to many, many core technologies, such as: Aurora, Bitbucket, Codacy, DynamoDB, EC2, Elastic Beanstalk, ElastiCache, Git, Java, JSON, JSON Schema, Kinesis, Lambda, Lex, 'Linux (Amazon Linux)', Logstash, Memcache, MySQL, Python, RabbitMQ, RAML, Redis, Redshift, SNS, SQS, Subversion, and Swagger.
AWS Python
Senior Developer / Technical Lead
Dec 2010 - Feb 2015 (4 years 2 months)
Joined MessageMedia as a Senior C++ Engineer to re-architect and rebuild a critical internal system which was beginning to fail under rapidly growing loads. After a very successful delivery of a high performance solution that exceeded all requirements, moved in to the broader delivery team as a technical team lead, and quickly established expert domain knowledge.

Exposed to many, many core technologies, such as: Bitbucket, Boost, C, C++, Codacy, DynamoDB, EC2, Elastic Beanstalk, ElastiCache, Git, JSON, JSON Schema, 'Linux (Amazon Linux, CentOS, Debian, RHEL)', Logstash, Memcache, MySQL, Performance Co-Pilot (PCP), PHP, Qpid, QtTest, RabbitMQ, RAML, Redis, Redshift, SNS, SQS, Subversion, Swagger, and VirtualBox.
MailGuard Pty Ltd
Aug 2010 - Dec 2010 (4 months)
Melbourne, Australia
Senior Software Engineer
A successful, short-term contract to develop custom software for integration of MailGuard services with a number of Microsoft products (Exchange Server, Active Directory and Office).

ActiveDirectory, C/C++, C#, Exchange Server, NSIS, Subversion, Outlook.
C# C++

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Jun 2014 - Present
Bipolar is a simple GUI application for exporting training sessions from Polar sync software, such as Polar FlowSync.
Dec 2013 - Present
Qpid PMDA is a free, open source, PCP Performance Metrics Domain Agent for Apache Qpid. It exposes performance metrics from Qpid message brokers via QMF, to Performance Co-Pilot (PCP) using the PMDA++ library.
Nov 2013 - Present
PMDA++ is a header-only library that allows developers to write Performance Metrics Domain Agents (PMDAs) for Performance Co-Pilot (PCP) in C++.

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James Cook University
BComp (Hons I), Computer Science
Jan 1996 - Jan 1999
Graduated with first class honours; awarded the Australian Computer Society Prize.
Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator
Aug 2014

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